Amazon is discounting 9472 Attack on Weathertop by 29%, dropping the price down to a sweet $42.75, one of the best prices we’ve seen all year on this set.
Archive for the ‘LEGO Lord of the Rings’ Category
Finishing today’s collection of videos is the above hour-and-a-half romp through Middle Earth. Youtube user mario11168 put all the cut scenes from the video game together into one long adventure. If you ain’t got nuthin’ better to do, you could do worse than watch the video. Not having played the game myself, I can’t say if there are spoilers or not so watcher beware.
At some point in the near past, and I say that ambiguously because I honestly have no idea when this happened, the cast of The Hobbit all received little gifts and inside were their minifig counter parts. I imagine it happend while filming since everyone was in costuem… or at some type of release party since the people in the background appear to be regularly-dressed humans? I have no idea. In any case, the pics are fun to look at cause they look genuinely surprised and delighted. The Facebook gallery has more pictures of the rest of the cast; I’ve re-uploaed them to our flickr account.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey comes out in theaters this Friday December 14th.
Iain “Ochre Jelly” Heath built these figures because he felt (along with many others) that the One Ring from the official LEGO sets was ridiculously out-of-scale with the mini-figs. Honestly, I don’t care what his reasons were, I’m just really glad that he built these fantastic figs and that I’ve already purchased tickets for my favourite seats at the Friday premier here.
Brotherhood Workshop released their latest stop-motion masterpiece last week, LEGO The Battle of Helm’s Deep. Featuring tons of production value, it is just as good if not better than their previous videos. Check out Brotherhood Workshop’s YouTube channel for more of their hilarious LEGO Lord of the Rings videos.
Thanks to ninnymuggins for the heads up.
These last couple reviews for 2012 have been sitting on my to-do list for far too long, so I’m going to keep this one brief (Ha!) which should be no problem for what is the second smallest set in the first (and hopefully not last) wave of the LOTR theme. Admittedly, I’m no expert on the Rings trilogy and still haven’t been able to bring myself to crack the books even though I quite enjoyed the films in both theatrical and extended editions. Everytime those books find themselves at the top my reading queue, I find something else of interest and reshuffle until they’re back on the bottom. I’ve nothing against Tolkien, It’s just that I already have a good handle on what happens, have heard a great deal about what was not in the films (my wife is a huge fan) and to be honest fantasy in general is not really my thing. Oh, one more thing I’m not a big fan of… spiders.
Amazon has listed a few of The Hobbit sets on their site. A lower threshold for free shipping and no tax to most states might make this a better deal than Shop@Home but you do get VIP points with LEGO. Oddly enough, 79000 Riddles for The Ring is priced two dollars more than MSRP at $11.99. Shop@Home has this set for $9.99, so buyer beware. There’s a list below of what’s available. I’ll update this post throughout the day as more sets become searchable.
This’ll be a merry Christmas for sure. LEGO Shop@Home has just put up the entire Hobbit collection for sale on their site. You get free shipping with orders $99 or more. Order by December 18th for delivery in time for Christmas. Full list with prices below:
TheOneRing.net put out a call for entries for their upcoming art show, An Unexpected Art Show. The one-day event will be held at Lot 613 located at 613 Imperial Street, Los Angeles, CA and is set for February 22, 2013 from 7pm to 1am, and entries will be accepted until February 1, 2013. Fans and artists of all ages are encouraged to attend and participate. Tickets to attend the show are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. OneLUG will be attendance with their Last March of the Ents display. Full details below and on their site.